Metoprolol supply issues

Metoprolol supply issues

February 25, 2019

Background

There are currently intermittent supply issues affecting Metoprolol 50mg and 100mg tablets due to the discontinuation of the product by some manufacturers and other manufacturers experiencing supply difficulties.

Supply

Supplies of both strengths are available but stock may be limited and supply intermittent for a number of months.

Suppliers of alternative beta-blockers have been contacted to determine if they can meet any additional demand and currently, the manufacturers of Carvedilol have indicated they would be unable to meet demand if patients were switched to this product. Manufacturers of Bisoprolol, Atenolol and Propranolol have indicated they have capacity to support any additional demand on their products.

See the full shortage memo on the Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) website here.

 



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